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It's all relative

Target weight and did Paul Revere like Italian food?

January 9, 2011

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At the annual shark tournament on Nantucket, I watched as fishing boats came up to the dock to weigh in their catch of the day. As one of the sharks was hoisted out of a boat by a metal chain and hook, the scale read 131 pounds. The woman standing in front of me said, “That’s my target weight!”

RuthAnne Biggs/Mansfield

Where’s the party?

Our son won reelection to the Maine House of Representatives, and of great importance to him and his wife are Maine’s natural resources. Our almost 5-year-old granddaughter Carly was asked after the election, “Are your parents environmentalists?” She replied, “No, Democrats.”

Sandy McCabe/Arlington

Two if al dente

A few weeks ago, we were at the Paul Revere House in the North End and overheard a little boy behind us ask, “Mommy, why did Paul Revere want to live around all these Italian restaurants?”

Ann S. Coles and Robert Sable/Brookline

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